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Would You Run Your Overdrives & Boosts Like This? [Three Gain Stages & The Truth]

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Published 23 Nov 2023
Duration:
0:47:42

Dan likes to run his drives and boosts waaaay loud. What about you?

Welcome to the show! Dear Daniel is in the chair today, sharing a revelation that he found lodged in his grey matter. What about using three ‘gain stages’ (a new fancy-ass term we seem to be using for overdrives, distortions, boosts and fuzzes) to stack for endless variations of dirt and volume? For sure we have covered the topic of gain stacking many times before (many many many times) but there’s always a new way to present it that may spark new ideas and revelations of your own.
Let’s stack ’em up and make some noise. Enjoy the show!

Pedals and stuff used in this video…
• TheGigRig Three2one
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• TC Electronic Polytune 3 Noir Mini
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/30GVcUn
Australia: https://bit.ly/348bMOY
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/m5kOAy

• Analogman Bi-Chorus
https://www.buyanalogman.com/Analog_Man_Bi_Chorus_p/am-bi-chorus.htm

• Mythos Argo
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2UT0EVw
Australia: https://bit.ly/3qt3Y4s
USA: https://bit.ly/3rNY81N

• J Rockett Hot Rubber Monkey
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/47twI3L
Australia: https://bit.ly/3g6OTCr
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/GmYKzn

• Thorpy FX Heavy Water
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3zXIi6N
Australia: https://bit.ly/3qq9h7W
USA: https://bit.ly/3u68BGF

• Hamstead Odyssey
https://www.hamsteadsoundworks.com/odyssey

• Barber Electronics Tone Pump EQ (custom order)
http://www.barberelectronics.com/

• Blackstar Dept 10 Boost
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3LibKdf
USA: https://bit.ly/3srX9mD

• Boss SDE-3000D
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3sQ2h83
Australia: https://bit.ly/3Fkda5b
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/DKMyE5

• TheGigRig G3
https://www.thegigrig.com/g3

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
2:13 Premise of today’s show
5:00 3 pedals each… and amps
6:22 Noel’s Knobs
6:45 Hamstead Odyssey
8:40 Barber Tone Pump EQ
9:15 Blackstar Dept 10 Boost
11:30 Stacking
12:50 The Magic Knob
15:00 Mix’n’Match
20:00 The most important thing
21:20 Mythos Argo
22:20 The Argo’s Easter Egg
24:30 Thorpy Heavy Water
27:30 J Rockett HRM
28:30 Boost on either sides of gain
30:00 Stacking all three
32:30 Understanding volume
34:30 Humbuckers?
38:20 DGT Coil Split
39:45 SG into rock!
43:00 With Great Headroom Comes Great Responsibility
44:44 Don’t sweat the pedal choices
46:10 Closing thoughts

Guitars in today’s episode
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - Mick’s video here: https://youtu.be/WOMHUQeHGRQ?si=PVd1xyYv6xCjN586
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster - Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/rnQ4OIJFTgY?si=7P0fRXJL9CKe2Z2v
• PRS DGT - Mick’s video here: https://youtu.be/Smhjnr40Y78?si=nGBDIIOM_1oY7udU
• New-ish Gibson USA SG Standard ’61 with Maestro Vibrola

Amps in today’s show
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb with stock speaker
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2G9OnFJ
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/ZQe62z

• Supro Black Magick 1x12 combo
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3Xdc42C
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/m5kOLO

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